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Old 09-25-2002, 09:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation Delay fstab mount of smbfs during boot


Hello, I have a Dell Latitude laptop run RH7.3. I have an entry in the fstab file to mount an NT share automatically. I can run the mount command manually and mounting the share works fine but for some reason it was not mounting during bootup. I checked the /var/log/messages and it appears that the share is not able to be mounted during boot because the ethernet card is not yet initallized (or at least I do not have a working network connection when fstab is run). Is there a way to delay fstab during boot or maybe run a command to mount the share after login? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-25-2002, 10:14 AM   #2
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well you can always convert the fstab line to a mount command in /etc/rc.local, but why isn't your network loaded by then? the network should by one of the earliest services started, and netfs (the service that will mount smb / nfs etc..) will not start till later. check the S??servicename values in your /etc/rc3.d or /etc/rc5.d for netfs and network, mine are 25 and 10 respectively.
 
Old 09-25-2002, 02:32 PM   #3
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Hi Chris, thank you for the answer, I checked the servicename values for netfs and network, and mine are 25 and 10 respectively as well. I included a section of the output from my /var/log/messages below: I noticed that cardmanager is initializing right before the smb connection fails, that is why I was thinking my PCMCIA eth card was not running properly before fstab was run. I did try the mount command in /etc/rc.local solution and it works, thanks again for the suggestion.

Sep 24 17:33:41 localhost cardmgr[679]: initializing socket 0
Sep 24 17:33:41 localhost cardmgr[679]: socket 0: 3Com 3CCFE575CT/3CXFE575CT Fast EtherLink XL
Sep 24 17:33:43 localhost mount: Error connecting to 192.168.1.2 (Network is unreachable)
Sep 24 17:33:43 localhost mount: 769: Connection to SERVER failed
Sep 24 17:33:43 localhost mount: SMB connection failed
Sep 24 17:33:43 localhost netfs: Mounting SMB filesystems: failed
Sep 24 17:33:44 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Sep 24 17:33:44 localhost apmd: apmd startup succeeded
 
Old 11-30-2002, 10:25 AM   #4
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Did you find a answer for this problem???
I'm facing the same.

Thanks
Johan
 
Old 12-03-2002, 04:17 AM   #5
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Well, as Iron city said:

I did try the mount command in /etc/rc.local solution and it works, thanks again for the suggestion.

;-)
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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My solution

I think I've posted this elsewhere but I'll do it again here.
I used the Service Configuration GUI to stop netfs from starting at run levels 3 and 4 and then I went to /etc/rc5.d and moved S25netfs to S60netfs. I haven't had the time to see if a lower start sequence would work but this works for me and doesn't appear to hamper any other service. Anyone know why netfs needs to start so early?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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One word for this problem.. AutoFS
 
Old 01-21-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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I think I've posted this elsewhere but I'll do it again here.
I used the Service Configuration GUI to stop netfs from starting at run levels 3 and 4 and then I went to /etc/rc5.d and moved S25netfs to S60netfs. I haven't had the time to see if a lower start sequence would work but this works for me and doesn't appear to hamper any other service. Anyone know why netfs needs to start so early?
OMG!!!! Thank you sooooo much I have been trying to figure this out for days and I tried changing the S25netfs to S60 like you said but it wasn't working BUT THEN I stopped it from running @ 3 and 4 and holy crap IT WORKED!!!

Thank you again you have made my week:-)
 
  


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